Make Your Job Easier Using Cognos Reporting

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Hello everyone! I am Veronica Hart, your friendly local database reporting and workflow developer here in Computing and Information Services. I wanted to spread the word about an exciting tool we have available that might help make your job easier!

Most staff at the college rely on specific information to execute their work, and Cognos can deliver the relevant data needed, formatted and sorted in whatever way is most useful to you. Scheduled reports can arrive through email without you ever having to log on to the software. A common example of this is a report listing the current students at HMC with their emails, which is delivered to a variety of people at regular intervals.

So what is Cognos? IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence is a web-based toolset primarily used for reporting data from our student information system (CX), but can also be integrated with other databases and spreadsheets. Several components are available to meet the different information needs of HMC, ranging from running pre-made reports with a single click to authoring complex and dynamic reports.

Whether or not your department is already using Cognos, if you are interested in learning more about how Cognos might better meet the information and reporting needs of your office, please don’t hesitate in contacting CIS so that we can discuss possible solutions. Having training and access to reporting software can minimize the time you spend waiting for information from others, as well as grant the ability to manipulate and massage the information into a format that efficiently and consistently delivers pertinent data on demand. Whether you need a report sent to you once a year, you want to learn to write your own reports whenever you need them, or anywhere in between, we have resources available to help.

For more information or any questions you might have contact me at x74369, or to get started using Cognos right away, send an email to

Hope you have a great upcoming semester,
Veronica Hart

Weekly Office Hours for Cognos 10 Reporting


CIS has just completed the upgrade of our IBM Cognos
reporting system from version 8 to version 10.  While the previous reporting tools are still available, new features and tools have been added.  This reporting tool can help departments access the data from our student information system, CX into organized reports. This web-based tool allows faculty and staff to run reports as needed. To help make the transition to this upgraded software, Veronica Hart will be holding weekly office hours for support of Cognos 10! Come learn about the available features, create and modify reports, and work through any issues you are experiencing- every Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm in Sprague 5! If you have a request or would like some one-on-one guidance, drop by! Alternatively, email or call 74369 to make an appointment at a more convenient time for you.